Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Fifty three Haitian children, most of them less than four years old, are on their way to Children's Hospital after arriving a short time ago at Pittsburgh International Airport. The children were in an orphanage in Haiti operated by two Pittsburgh area sisters, Ali and Jamie McMutrie. The sisters appealed to Pennsylvania and U.S. officials to evacuate the children whose orphanage was severely damaged. The children will be given complete medical check ups and then be placed with foster families until the adoption process is completed. One child wandered away before take off and Jamie McMutrie stayed behind with that child. They are scheduled to come to Pittsburgh tomorrow.